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by No_Mind
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interesting video I found a whileback
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Interesting video I found a whileback

Was the better one this one?



:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 652

Re: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

So much anger .. all about a naked sadhu who lived in a cave for most of his life (and then in a bamboo hut) ..

I wonder if this is what the Buddha taught? I don't think so.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 652

Re: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

Baba Lokenath is considered a saint in parts of south Bengal (especially where I live.) It is entirely possible he was a pacceka buddha of some sort. He spent very long time in Himalayas and could have been well versed in Mahayana. In that case he would be an arahant. Your political ideas....no com...
by No_Mind
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)
Replies: 23
Views: 652

Re: Baba Lokenath (indian yogi lived 160 years)

Baba Lokenath is considered a saint in parts of south Bengal (especially where I live.) Without entering into a protracted "us vs them" conversation - It is entirely possible he was a pacceka buddha of some sort. He spent very long time in Himalayas and could have been well versed in Mahayana. In th...
by No_Mind
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 830

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

The scientific evidence does seem to imply, that thoughts do indeed originate in that mildly electrified, watery mush called our brains, and are not independent of it. I'm also wondering if there is anywhere in the Pali Canon where the Buddha specifically states that free will / agency actually exi...
by No_Mind
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 3088

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Since much of Hinduism barring the Upanishads/Vedantas, Brahma Sutras, Bhagvad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is made up of stories and mythology, it makes little sense to argue about Hindu concept of time. The Puranas are stories and everyone made a little bit up. Their main purpose was to bring...
by No_Mind
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 3088

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Since much of Hinduism barring the Vedantas, Brahma Sutras and Gita is made up of stories and mythology, it makes little sense to argue about them. They are stories and everyone made a little bit up. Their main purpose was to bring the concept of Nirguna Brahman to masses as Krishna and Shiva and Sh...
by No_Mind
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 83
Views: 5588

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

I feel like Skeptical Buddhists and Devout Buddhists are being disrespectful of each other in many of the various discussions. Can you define Skeptical Buddhist? I am a Buddhist who believes in soul (which perishes upon Nibbana but survives from birth to birth .. I had proposed this in a thread and...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: How do you train for Sila?

paul wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:37 pm

A practitioner trains for sila by first understanding that morality in Buddhism is anything that takes the mind towards nibbana.
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In that way sila becomes the driving force for mindfulness.
Excellent point and definition

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 4085

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Thus to say Buddha is infallible because I have observed and found Kamma to be real is flawed premise. good thing i didn't say that also the buddha's teaching of kamma is unique relative to that of others :strawman: :strawman: :strawman: You did, undeniably I think the reality of kamma has become u...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 133
Views: 4085

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

For example, without criticising or denigrating what you say, what is the nature your knowledge of his "rightness" about the ultimate truth? How is it different from, say, understanding what others (his contemporary disciples) said of him, and strongly approving of it? Some of it is the result of p...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: How do you train for Sila?

Off the cushion - mindfulness in the moment, if I know if the event coming ahead will not be good or productive then I'll cut off all intention and not let it fabricate/form into an action. This does require a lot of mindfulness built from momentum on the cushion from samadhi. If I don't practice f...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: How do you train for Sila?

Off the cushion - mindfulness in the moment, if I know if the event coming ahead will not be good or productive then I'll cut off all intention and not let it fabricate/form into an action. This does require a lot of mindfulness built from momentum on the cushion from samadhi. If I don't practice f...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

How do you train for Sila?

ATI defines sila as - "The practice of sila is defined by the middle three factors of the Eightfold Path: Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood." How do you train for sila? What exactly does it encompass? I have found most confusing sila with being restrained, quiet, not putting out their...
by No_Mind
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 4083

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

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